In an admittedly unscientific poll this morning, around ‘12 000 Independence supporters’ may have got right in there to generate a 68% Yes result. The Scotsman’s Natrolls are incandescent with righteous patriotic fury and frothing with ancient wisdom. Of course, some people might have been completing the poll more than once and the trolls are sure that the independence supporters are the only culprits. That’s the state of play at 08.30am this morning, above
As I wrote, there were 250 comments below the report but, unlike the poll, the balance of support there had around 80% of those I could reasonably code utterly opposed to independence.
Here are some typical comments:
Regularly, the poll itself was attacked as being open to abuse with suggestions that Nats had been voting 50 times or more or that cunning Cybernats, such as the Rev Campbell, had been sending his bots against it (no Ross Thompson humour intended):
For other trolls, the actual topic mattered not as they sensed the opportunity once more to just slag the FM or ‘Wee Nippy’ as they love to call her:
Well that certainly gave me cause for thought. Will independence be good for Scotland? I’m not so sure now.
Not quite up-to-date on the latest thinking that it is globalism, not nationalism, that is destroying everything, somewhat extending the time period and tied to a late 19th Century Whig view on the steady march of progress, we see this kind of thing repeated:
And, of course, we get the latest from the Readers Digest on contemporary thinkers such as Einstein, Wilde and of course, that well-known Scottophobe, Orwell:
Footnote: Back in 2014, one Scotsman troll wrote:
‘Ah Professor Robertson, the kind of guy you’d [not] love to spend time with, trapped in a lift.’
Foolishly, I fed the troll and wrote:
‘That’s how I got my wife pregnant. Are you sure you want to go ahead?’